Live Video: The Posies

Live Video
07/07/2016
Janice Headley
Photo by Alan Lawrence (view set)

There's a bittersweetness to the latest from long-running power pop veterans The Posies. The Bellingham-bred band endured two tragedies prior to the new album's release: bassist Joe Skyward passed away from cancer earlier this year, and drummer Darius Minwalla passed from unknown causes last year. On the band's eighth album, Solid States, out now on UK label Lojinx, the boys explore matters of impermanence -- lyrics tackle death, divorce, and other states of loss. Through it all, founding members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow stand strong. With a 30 year career that began when they were teenagers, it's their friendship, and their distinctive harmonies, that truly remain "solid." Watch as the guys (with touring drummer Frankie Siragusa) share new songs and old favorites (with the actual Carrie name-checked in "Solar Sister" in the audience!) in a special gathering space performance in the KEXP New Home:

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